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by johns624
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Elon Musk is a pretentious, self-important a-hole. His opinion is no more informed than a Hollywood or sports star's. He probably knows less about the Ukrainian situation than some of the posters here. He just has a bigger pulpit. I think I know a reason that Putin did the annexations at this time. ...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 03, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 601
Views: 62642

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

In terms off manning. If the RAN have problems with obtaining crew. Is there enough crew from the UK or US to supplement? Or is everyone having recruitment issues. bt I know that several years ago, the RN "borrowed" some engineer officers from the USCG. I'm thinking that the RAN shortfall...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 217
Views: 21059

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

So why is it being scrapped?. Similar to the airline industry, for the cruise industry, the COVID downturn has triggered a purge of older vessels that represent excess capacity in the current market. Newer ships coming online can carry more passengers at higher profit. So the scrap rate is high rig...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My safety card collection
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: My safety card collection

Since they are a "safety" card, shouldn't they be left on the plane?

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by johns624
Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 601
Views: 62642

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

I don't think this comparison has been posted before but it seems very balanced from an Australian perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md4IEskAEuw That was interesting to watch. There is one thing that he didn't address, but maybe the answer isn't public knowledge. How much weight does the...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU
Replies: 33
Views: 2203

Re: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU

No one other than the extreme radical left “progressives” think England or France are better off now than 30 years ago. They may not be in better off than they were 30 years ago (I don't know) but they are doing better than Italy ever was. Ever was? Even if you want to believe that due to your inna...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 02, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU
Replies: 33
Views: 2203

Re: Italian Politics VS. the Rest of Western EU

DeltaMD95 wrote:
No one other than the extreme radical left “progressives” think England or France are better off now than 30 years ago.
They may not be in better off than they were 30 years ago (I don't know) but they are doing better than Italy ever was.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Nine eastern and central European NATO members put out a joint statement supporting Ukraine and urging all NATO members to up their supplies. Like I've said in the past, the closer you are to the Bear, the bigger you know the threat is. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/9-nato-members-urge-suppor...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 217
Views: 21059

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

I've never heard of the Home Lines. It's not like it was Cunard, White Star or P&O.

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by johns624
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 48
Views: 3808

Re: Argentina fighter competition

True enough, but the question who is a logical enemy, where is the strategic plan to employ these planes? Argentina is hardly responsible for maintaining the sea lanes in Southern Hemisphere. It’s also about maintaining a capability over the long term. There might be no threat now, but in 10-20 yrs...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

While someone upthread mentioned keeping all Russian nuke subs under surveillance, there is an even more important target. With all the internet communications cables running through the oceans, I would monitor any of their intelligence ships and subs that have special operations capabilities. Espec...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

As expected, Russia vetoed a UNSC resolution condemning the annexation of parts of Ukraine. While China has tried to act like they're neutral, actions speak louder than words. They abstained, along with India, Brazil and Gabon. By abstaining, they supported Russia. If India and Brazil think that the...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

par13del wrote:
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Any massive non-nuclear counter strike will have to be by the US.

Why? All NATO countries have a military.

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by johns624
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

OK, just watched the annexation ceremony. So according to the Russian point of view, fighting in Ukraine is on Russian soil now. Nukes coming in in 3…2…1….. No, they're not. It's a desparate move, in order to make the Russian threats of use of nukes more credible with the hope that the west and Ukr...

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by johns624
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Submarine platform? I do hope NATO allies have put their prides aside, and have a robust surveillance and momentary destruction plan for every Russian sub from the second it sets sail. While not fully operational, the UK and Norway have received their full complement of ordered P-8A. Makes the UK d...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1148
Views: 163987

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Just a small dose of humour in a very serious subject...I was reminded of it a couple days ago when a Russian aerial display team fighter was shown over Moscow on the homepage. This war has brought into focus a line that I remember from the movie "The Dirty Dozen". A fake general was inspe...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8245

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

I’ve YouTubed it and I don’t see anyone punching a Singapore Airlines Girl. https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2022/01/17/senior-flight-attendant-convicted-of-molesting-female-cabin-crew-member/ SQ crew don't need pax lol As the person mentioned continents not specific airlines, one wonders if othe...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 217
Views: 21059

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

I thought the cruise industry got a bail out too. Royal's new Icon class will not be cheap. Nope. That's what happens when you hire mainly foreign employees and register your assets offshore. You're no longer an American company. I mean, let's see how many cruises you'll go on with an American-flag...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX
Replies: 51
Views: 8245

Re: AA passenger strikes FA from behind 9/21/22 SJD-LAX

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
blooc350 wrote:
Why does this type of bs only happen on American carriers? I mean you never hear about anyone punching an Emirates crew or a Singapore Girl….


Not even close to accurate. Asia and Africa have lots of crazy things happen on flights. Just hit YouTube
Even in "civilized" Europe!

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by johns624
Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 601
Views: 62642

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

What happens in the Pacific affects the whole world. The world is a relatively small place.

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by johns624
Fri Sep 23, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022
Replies: 217
Views: 21059

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2022

william wrote:
I thought the cruise industry got a bail out too. Royal's new Icon class will not be cheap.

Nope. That's what happens when you hire mainly foreign employees and register your assets offshore. You're no longer an American company.

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by johns624
Fri Sep 23, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: No F-22B version
Replies: 60
Views: 4823

Re: No F-22B version

scbriml wrote:
wingman wrote:
For those of us that prize looks over capability, it's important to note that the F-22 looks ten times cooler than the F-35.


That’s a low bar! A London double-decker bus looks cooler than an F-35.
Just be glad that the Boeing contender, the X-32 wasn't chosen.

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by johns624
Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 48
Views: 3808

Re: Argentina fighter competition

Canada isn't that far from Russia over the Pole. You know, that dynamic may be changing. With the melting of the ice cap, there will be lots more navigable water to defend. Thus Canada is looking for 20 new MPA. They still don't need a large standing army, but maybe it's time to think about more sh...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I don't know how anyone thinks this is an actual good idea. We are talking an attack on military ship's that represent and carry the flag of that nation, that by law are treated essentially as part of the nation's sovereignty. That means you are directly attacking the nation itself. And you are att...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

That's from a "former commander" . Is he still working for the gov? Or is he just a well informed talking head? bt There's not much of the Black Sea Fleet left to destroy. I think we'd go after targets that will have an immediate effect on the war effort. That's from a "former comman...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The US ups the ante: https://twitter.com/Flash_news_ua/status/1572665515423694849 That's from a "former commander" . Is he still working for the gov? Or is he just a well informed talking head? bt There's not much of the Black Sea Fleet left to destroy. I think we'd go after targets that ...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 48
Views: 3808

Re: Argentina fighter competition

Canada isn't that far from Russia over the Pole. Are they really a threat? They are a threat when you don't consider them a threat and they start throwing their weight around. Didn't you just post recently that it would be a shame if the world ended in nuclear war over Ukraine? That's what happens ...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Kiwirob wrote:
For the end of western civilisation to occur over Ukraine (worst possible case) is sheer folly.
Somebody needs to tell Putin that...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 1340

Re: Will King Charles receive the same support long term as the Queen

scbriml wrote:
Short answer - no, he will never be as popular as the Queen.

I don’t see any way he abdicates. He’s already hinted that he’ll follow his mother’s example of life-long service.

He's wanted the position for so long that he'll never give it up.

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by johns624
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 48
Views: 3808

Re: Argentina fighter competition

Canada isn't that far from Russia over the Pole.

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by johns624
Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina fighter competition
Replies: 48
Views: 3808

Re: Argentina fighter competition

Is the new version of the A-B-C d*ck measuring contest going to be fighter planes? Argentina is in 3rd place right now, if it is.

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by johns624
Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Worse: They know at least much of what the russian occupiers have done to the population! Yep! It seems like the aggressor always thiks they've won on the first day and that they'll be able to get away with anything because they'll always hold the ground. Sorry, it doesn't always work that way. Kat...

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by johns624
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 601
Views: 62642

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Just like the Japanese, the Chinese don't have to invade it, only isolate it.

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by johns624
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan

LCDFlight wrote:
Cute watching them battle for Chinese vassal status.
Maybe they should Google "Uighur"?

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by johns624
Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Up next: Kyrgyzstan clashes with Tajikistan

Cute watching them battle for Chinese vassal status. Yep. While Putin cries about losing the European SSRs, it was actually a good thing to lose the Asian ones. It considerably shortened their border with China and gave them the buffer that every Russian wants. In the end, China will regain the lon...

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by johns624
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 19464

Re: Boeing to resell MAX aircraft that can't be delivered to Chinese Airlines

744SPX wrote:
Good luck with that...

They are obviously to use them for existing orders. It really means they are going to build less aircraft overall.
We don't know that. With earlier deliveries, they may get more new orders.

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by johns624
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Impending rail strike

They even get penalized if they take time from their sick bank, depending on when they do it.

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by johns624
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

. Even now, you see the differences in perceived Russian threat, usually by how far their border is from Russia. Facts please Sure, no problem. I always have sources to back my statements up. I just thought that this was common knowledge and didn't need links. https://www.statista.com/chart/27331/c...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Impending rail strike
Replies: 14
Views: 1056

Re: Impending rail strike

I'm on another forum that is railroad-related. The issue isn't money, it's working conditions. They are so short staffed that they are called on their minimum rest. They have sick and vacation days but unless they are applied for well in the future, they are penalized for taking them. They can't sch...

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by johns624
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

As for arming Russian neighbors, the US would have a hard time doing that against the wishes of the Europeans, based on what Germany is still doing, they seem to still believe in constructive engagement, Europeans in general seem to believe that if trade links are deep enough and the economies inte...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The one good thing about replacing Putin (with anyone, more moderate or more extreme) is that he will need years to build up the power base that Putin has. In the meantime, the West can be working to keep that from happening. ...and your hope is that the west attempting to "control" and o...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5853

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Somebody just keeps digging their hole deeper and deeper... So your argument is automotive sales professionals cannot make a decent living? Since when is charging high prices should be illegal? Right now it's a sellers market, so buyers pay the price. Who knows in 18 months it could very well be a ...

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by johns624
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The one good thing about replacing Putin (with anyone, more moderate or more extreme) is that he will need years to build up the power base that Putin has. In the meantime, the West can be working to keep that from happening.

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by johns624
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5853

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

Somebody just keeps digging their hole deeper and deeper...

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by johns624
Tue Sep 13, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMO Harris broke the law. What do I get?
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: BMO Harris broke the law. What do I get?

Preselected and preapproved are two different things. Maybe they thought that you had too much outstanding available credit?

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by johns624
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF C-17 low pass over Frankfurt City
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: USAF C-17 low pass over Frankfurt City

Advisors and equipment for the Georgian army?

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by johns624
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Interesting news. Taking (or encircle) Donetsk city would be a huge PR stunt and devastating blow to all those Donetsk “Republic” fighters in other parts of occupied Ukraine. OTOH, it’s the Orc-supporting part of Ukraine and has been brainwashed for 8 years, so what’s to gain there in the long term...

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by johns624
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 8792
Views: 626985

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Denys Davydov has some breaking news towards the end of his daily report saying that reports from Russia say that Ukraine has started a massive counterattack towards Donetsk, fast forward to 14:56: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSj-0-susZs&ab_channel=DenysDavydov Interesting news. Taking (or ...

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by johns624
Tue Sep 13, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 5853

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

The OP seems to miss the first rule of retail. The job isn't to make a big sale once, it's to keep the customer coming back for sale after sale. Here's an example--the OP sells a car with a bunch of unnecessary stuff. The customer tells his friends about the "deal" that he got. They all la...

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